The health authorities on Wednesday announced the detection of 3,462 new coronavirus cases and 37 deaths within the last 24 hours.
Since March 8, when the first cases were reported, Bangladesh has carried out 660,444 tests and identified 122,660 Covid-19 patients. The death tally has climbed to 1,582.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.
Across the country, 66 coronavirus testing labs tested 16,433 samples in 24 hours. “The detection rate of new patients on Wednesday has been recorded at 21.07 percent,” she said.
Meanwhile, 2,031 more patients recovered during this time. So far, 49,666 people have recovered. “The recovery rate is 40.49 percent while the mortality rate is 1.29 percent,” the DGHS official said.
Among the deceased, 28 were male and nine were female. One of them was aged between 11 and 20 years, two between 21 and 30 years, two between 31 and 40, three between 41 and 50, 12 between 51 and 60, nine between 61 and 70, and eight between 71 and 80 years.
Ten of them died in Dhaka division, nine in Chattogram division, six in Rajshahi division, seven in Khulna division, one in Barishal division, three in Mymensingh division, and one more in Rangpur division.“Thirty four of them died at hospitals and three at homes,” she added.
63,960 in quarantine
Dr Nasima noted that all local health workers have been instructed to follow regulations while vaccinating children in compliance with WHO guidelines for Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI).
“We’ve made a list of those children who dropped out of the vaccination programme due to the pandemic,” she added.Meanwhile, 749 more people were taken to isolation while 518 were released. Currently, 13,158 people are in isolation.
During the same period, 2,631 people were home and institutionally quarantined while 2,817 were released. At present 63,960 people are quarantined across the country.